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Academic Advising

We are here to help with questions! Ask us about your degree requirements, campus student services, the best way to get into a degree program and any other academic concerns. Our advising appointments allow you to chat with an advisor who can lead you in the right direction.

Please note that during COVID-19, all student advising will take place via Zoom or over the phone.

Benefits of an Advising Appointment

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Guidance when selecting the degree option that is right for you.

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Help with course selection so you meet all your program requirements.

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Advisors are aware of all the latest program regulations - which change often!

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Help minimizing red tape; we promise not to pass you off to another office.

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Chance for you to share feedback on courses and program structure.

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Personal support and resources for accommodation for those who need it.

Program-Specific Support

Students requiring program-specific support should send a request for an appointment to A staff member will respond to arrange an appointment time.

Frequently Asked Questions

A full course load is defined as 30 credits during the Fall/Winter session. Students may take a maximum of 36 credits overall (and 18 credits per term) without petitioning. A full course load is defined as 15 credits in the Summer session. Students may take a maximum of 18 credits overall without petitioning.

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as of Fall 2014, 21 General Education credits are required from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science. All General Education courses are offered at the 1000 level.

  • 6.00 credits from Natural Science (NATS);
  • 9.00 credits from Social Science (SOSC) or Humanities (HUMA);
  • and 6.00 credits in the opposing category to the 9.00 credits course in Social Science or Humanities already taken.

Credits Outside the Major, must be courses outside of the major subject so Anthropology courses CANNOT be counted towards this requirement.

Free Choice Credits can be any York University course so Anthropology courses CAN be counted towards this requirement.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Current Students

LA&PS Academic Advising Services is here for you with the information, guidance and support to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you choose to use email or use our efficient online drop-in service, we are available to help you with issues such as changing degrees, fulfilling degree requirements, academic petitions, what to do when a class is full and more.

New Students

If you have received an offer of admission but have not begun your first term of classes, please visit our new students webpage to find the information you need for enrolment and next steps.


GPA Calculator

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Decisions & Petitions

Find the help you need to deal with an academic decision or make a petition as well as information on your rights and responsibilities as a student.